Author: wanzheli

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Post time 2009-8-24 16:59:46 |Display all floors
Let me put it very simple, I live in China and I want to know if French can help me get better working opportunities. i am not going to study in France or any other country.
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Post time 2009-8-24 17:02:50 |Display all floors

#8 Somebody already answered you.......

It'll get you the same opportunities as if you study Spanish or German, that is, you will be preapred to offer your services to those potential customers who have French as their main language.

Hope this answers your doubts!

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Post time 2009-8-24 17:08:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by longzhou at 2009-8-24 17:02
It'll get you the same opportunities as if you study Spanish or German, that is, you will be preapred to offer your services to those potential customers who have French as their main language.

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Thank you Long!
Yeah, anyway , i will try my best!
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Post time 2009-8-24 17:19:22 |Display all floors

Hre, this can be handy for you....

Most spoken languages around the world (this can be argueable, but should be quiet accurate!);

1) Mandarin
2) English
3) Hindi
4) Spanish
5) Arabic
6) Russian
7) Portuguese
8) Bengali
9) Malay/Indonesian
10 French

Source: w w w . k r i s s t a l  . c o m /spoken.html

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Post time 2009-8-24 17:20:48 |Display all floors
Well, English seems to be the only SUNRISE language !
However, for a job's sake, english is no longer a competitive edge as too many people can speak very well including me and a lot of Chinese come back to China after finished studies in the west which their english is a lot more better than mine.
So i wish i can get a PLUS when applying for a good job, french companies in China would value my frenche and i can also demonstrate my quick learning ablity, right?
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Post time 2009-8-24 17:25:10 |Display all floors

That is quite right!

Originally posted by wanzheli at 2009-8-24 17:20
Well, English seems to be the only SUNRISE language !
However, for a job's sake, english is no longer a competitive edge as too many people can speak very well including me and a lot of Chinese co ...


Another foreign language in your "sack" will do you no harm! If you feel French can be useful, I really encourage you to do it! Good luck and enjoy it.....learning languages is one of my passions!

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Post time 2009-8-24 17:43:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by wanzheli at 2009-8-24 16:50

Is French widely spoken on the Europe mainland?
I wish to know if French will help me get more job opportunities in China.
Spanish is widely used in South America,but for my current job it's us ...



French is spoken in France and part of Switzerland.  A very small portion of bennelux speaks it too.

French is very popular in Africa.

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